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7 Day Sunshine Coast Tour!

This itinerary is a slightly shortened version of our Sunshine Coast Tour. This itinerary involves significantly less driving and significantly more relaxing time than our longer distance itineraries - so it would be perfect for anyone looking for more of stay-cation than a va-cation. Young families can look for family oriented RV parks, where they have lots of activities for kids. If you're looking for more of a romantic getaway, stay in the smaller RV parks more off-the-beaten-path.

179 Km 

Day 1: Gibsons – Groceries, dinner, overnight at Langdale Heights RV Park

Day 2: Drive to Robert's Creek Provincial Park, Gilker Park/Golf, Dinner at Gumboot

Day 3: Kayaking to Thormanby Island/Spa Treatments and Rockwater Resort

Day 4: Waugh Lake

Day 5: Garden Bay

Day 6: Drive to Gibsons, hike Soames Hill, dinner on the harbour

Day 7: Return your RV!

Day 1: Arrive in Gibsons

A Taxi will pick you up at the Vancouver airport (if you arrive same-day), or from your hotel of choice (if you spend the night in Vancouver), and bring you to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. You’ll board the ferry, feeling almost as if you’re taking a mini-steamer to our location in Gibsons, British Columbia. (The crossing itself is beautiful, and a great way to experience the coastal islands!)

Someone from our Happy Holidays Team will meet you as you exit the ferry terminal, and escort you to your clean, fully-stocked and ready-to-go vehicle!

 

After an orientation to the vehicle, as well as a bit of paperwork, we’ll present you with a packet of information that can help you on your way! (Tourist information, a handbook about your RV’s different systems and operations, as well as a few other goodies! You’ll also find a card showing all our different resources online – including an up and coming set of how-to videos, in case you just can’t seem to remember how to operate something!)

 

If you arrive directly from the airport, we do recommend that you stock up your fridge, maybe grab a bite at one of the many fantastic local restaurants, and get some shut eye at the local Langdale Heights RV Park. If you’re a golfer, they also have a pitch and putt on site!

 

Restaurant Suggestions: Sweetwater Bistro (reservation recommended!) or Leo’s Tapas and Grill

 

Campground: Langdale Heights RV Park and Pitch and Putt

 

Day 2: Robert's Creek

Just a short trip down the road, you’ll find Robert’s Creek – a small community, with big offerings! First, stop at Cliff Gilker Park, and take a stroll through one of the most beautiful temperate rainforest parks in the area. Waterfalls, bridges, trellises, benches, and the fresh forest air are a perfect start to any day! We like to bring a thermos of tea (a thermos is included with your rv rental), and sit and enjoy the clean, fresh air.

Next, continue your trip with a round of golf at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club - we find the front 9 holes to be the most spectacular!

 

Finally, finish your day of being outdoors with a dinner at the Gumboot Restaurant. We recommend the Buddha Bowl with peanut sauce!

 

Campground: Robert’s Creek Provincial Park

Day 3: Kayaking to Thormanby Island/Spa Treatment at Rockwater Resort

Just a short trip down the road, you’ll find Robert’s Creek – a small community, with big offerings! First, stop at Cliff Gilker Park, and take a stroll through one of the most beautiful temperate rainforest parks in the area. Waterfalls, bridges, trellises, benches, and the fresh forest air are a perfect start to any day! We like to bring a thermos of tea (a thermos is included with your rv rental), and sit and enjoy the clean, fresh air.

Next, continue your trip with a round of golf at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club - we find the front 9 holes to be the most spectacular!

 

Finally, finish your day of being outdoors with a dinner at the Gumboot Restaurant. We recommend the Buddha Bowl with peanut sauce!

 

Campground: Robert’s Creek Provincial Park

Day 4: Waugh Lake

Waugh Lake is always mentioned as a small corner of heaven on the Sunshine Coast - a great lake for relaxing, swimming, or even exploring the shoreline on a paddleboard or canoe. Enjoy the sparkling waters in relative privacy, as the crowds here are always minimal or non-existent! Our past customers that have visited Waugh Lake always site it as one of the highlights of their trip. We'd recommend taking a swim, and then having a picnic onshore!

Dinner: Lakeside picnic! (The local grocers all make a wonderful selection of pre-made salads, roasted chicken, and artisan bread. Bring a wheel of brie of a chunk of gruyere, and you've got a true feast!

Camground: West's Resort

Day 5: Garden Bay

Start heading back towards Gibsons, and on your way, take a small detour into a wonderful pocket of the Sunshine Coast we call Garden Bay. A wonderful local pub with a view of the inner harbour is a wonderful place to sit for a pint, grab a bite, or even spend the afternoon! If you happen to be passing through on a sunday, they often feature live music. This locale has many small trails, all traversing the coves and inlets of the area. 

Dinner: Garden Bay Pub

Campground: John Henry Resort and Marina

Day 6: Gibsons!

Start the day off by packing a picnic breakfast, and heading to the nearby Soames Hill Park! There are many trails through the forest, and 2 ways to the summit…. Both are worth it! Hike to the top, and sit down to enjoy your lovely picnic. Enjoy the view, take a few photos, and head back down!

Afterwards, head just one block down the road to Persephone brewing company! This local company has won many awards, not only for their tasty brews, but for community involvement as well! Try a sampler of a few different brews, and if you find anything you like, grab a growler for the road! They also have a pizza truck on site, so if you’re looking for something to nibble, their pizzas are thin crust and feature local ingredients.

 

Next, head downtown, where you can choose from a few different local eateries! For seafood, try Smitty's - sit outside at the long table, and enjoy the clam chowder with a view of the harbour. For heartier fare, head to Leo's Tapas and Grill - authentic greek food, with HUGE portions! For something more casual, grab a basket of fish and chips at the shop just next to Leo's. And finish it all off with a few scoops of Gelato from Mike's Place!

Campground: Langdale Heights RV Park and Pitch and Putt

Day 7: Gibsons!

Meet one of the Happy Holidays Motorhome staff at the pre-arranged location (usually the ferry terminal) to give back your RV. The staff member will do a quick once-over of the vehicle, record the kilometers, and send you on your way to the ferry!

 

Once you disembark the ferry, a taxi will be waiting for you, to take you either to the airport (if you’re catching a flight), or to a pre-arranged location.

For more tour ideas, or to help make this one your very own, please feel free to contact us today! We have helped hundreds of clients plan

their dream vacation - let us help you plan yours!

To book an RV for this tour, email us at [email protected]


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